On this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, the cast searches for the best daddy in the 85th Annual Westminster Daddy Show. The sketch features host Matt Damon along with Kate McKinnon as co-anchors in a competition for fathers that parodies dog shows.
“Anyone can be a father,” the announcers explain. “But it takes a hot, middle-aged guy with a big job to be a daddy.” McKinnon goes on to clarify that daddies are “men over the age of 46, with a little salt and pepper around the temples, a little play money to throw around, and a smug, knowing smile that says ‘I do sex good.'”
And the competition includes categories for all different types of men, from the West Palm Golf Daddy to the Berkeley Tweedy Daddy to the Wall Street Business Daddy. Each dad is paraded by a trainer in front of snobby judge Georgina Mont-Blanc (played by Aidy Bryant), while the announcers describe the “breed.”
For instance, Berkeley Tweedy Daddy, who ends up being disqualified for refusing to step onto the display platform, is described as being an “obstructionist asshole” and “rude to waiters. West Palm Golf Daddy, on the other hand, is often found on the golf course and recently went through a bitter divorce. And in a shocking turn of events, host Damon even enters the competition as Broadcast Daddy.
The hilarious skit is a welcome change from some of SNL‘s dad-shaming sketches of late. It’s funny without being offensive—which is exactly the comic relief that fans are looking for from the show and its cast.